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I don’t even know where to begin with how bad our experience with the Norwegian escape has been. We stayed in a mini suite room with my husband and 2 kids ages 6 and 8. The worst of it all was the pool area. They have 2 pools on the ship andif you are researching and looking up the ship it does not tell you anywhere that the big pool is adults only for the whole week. And the “kids” pool is not much bigger than a hot tub with 100’s of kids trying to swim. We never got a lounge chair for even 1 day that we were there. you have to stand and watch your kids with a100 other parents. All while the adult pool. Not even 20 feet away is like mtv spring break going on with super intoxicated kids twerking and being sloppy drunk. With sexy leg and ab competitions going on right where your kids and see it. The water slides are 1/2 hour wait at all times. The 3rd water slide the kids can not even go on because they have to be 99lbs to even go on it. Everywhere you go is loud dance party music. The food is mediocre at best. We did not get the upgraded dinner package so we’re forced to the garden cafe( which is a cafeteria) or 3 other “dining rooms” that make you think it is fancy dining but in reality it is just The same kind of food from the cafeteria. We had stomach issues all week from the food. The crowds in the dining areas were ridiculous. People were so rude, bumping into other people and hard to find seats in the cafe. There is a arcade for the kids which is all extra money. Ends up to being about 1$/min. Our kids won 800 tickets and we went to cash them in on the last day there was nothing left to choose from. And the staff never refills the prize bins. At least 1/2 of the shows cost extra. They had a bingo night and it was raining and we thought it would be fun for the kids and after 1/2 hour wait I’m line. We find out it’s 70$ to play the game

Don’t do it if you have kids

Norwegian Escape Cruise Review by Aconnolly1220

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2018
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
I don’t even know where to begin with how bad our experience with the Norwegian escape has been. We stayed in a mini suite room with my husband and 2 kids ages 6 and 8. The worst of it all was the pool area. They have 2 pools on the ship andif you are researching and looking up the ship it does not tell you anywhere that the big pool is adults only for the whole week. And the “kids” pool is not much bigger than a hot tub with 100’s of kids trying to swim. We never got a lounge chair for even 1 day that we were there. you have to stand and watch your kids with a100 other parents. All while the adult pool. Not even 20 feet away is like mtv spring break going on with super intoxicated kids twerking and being sloppy drunk. With sexy leg and ab competitions going on right where your kids and see it. The water slides are 1/2 hour wait at all times. The 3rd water slide the kids can not even go on because they have to be 99lbs to even go on it. Everywhere you go is loud dance party music. The food is mediocre at best. We did not get the upgraded dinner package so we’re forced to the garden cafe( which is a cafeteria) or 3 other “dining rooms” that make you think it is fancy dining but in reality it is just The same kind of food from the cafeteria. We had stomach issues all week from the food. The crowds in the dining areas were ridiculous. People were so rude, bumping into other people and hard to find seats in the cafe. There is a arcade for the kids which is all extra money. Ends up to being about 1$/min. Our kids won 800 tickets and we went to cash them in on the last day there was nothing left to choose from. And the staff never refills the prize bins. At least 1/2 of the shows cost extra. They had a bingo night and it was raining and we thought it would be fun for the kids and after 1/2 hour wait I’m line. We find out it’s 70$ to play the game
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Cabin Review

Mid-ship Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MA 15164
Cabin was small for the price. The cabin steward did a nice job cleaning the room.
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